A general survey of Muslim dogmatics may be found in various works on Islam; there are also in existence translations of single creeds and monographs dealing with special aspects of the problem. But there would appear to be a want of a comprehensive study of the historical development of Muslim dogmatics, and this book, consisting for the most part of translations of, and commentaries upon, the creed in its various forms, is designed to supply that want.
Since the treatment is historical rather than systematic, the work does not pretend to be a handbook of Muslim dogmatics, but it is hoped that the first five chapters may serve as a systematic introduction to the subject. (p. X)
Chapter I : introduction
Chapter II : the "pillars of islam" and the "confession of faith" (shahada)
Chapter III : faith, works and will
Chapter IV : god and the world
Chapter V : the crisis of islam and its outcome
Chapter VI : the fikh abkar I
Chapter VII : the wasîyat abî Hanîfa
Chapter VIII : the fikh akbar ii .
Chapter IX : the later development of the creed
Citations from the Kuran